Estimated divergence time of plants and animals

Value 1609 Mya Range: ±60 Mya
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Hedges SB, Blair JE, Venturi ML, Shoe JL. A molecular timescale of eukaryote evolution and the rise of complex multicellular life. BMC Evol Biol. 2004 Jan 28 4: 2. Table - link PubMed ID15005799
Method application of molecular clock methods such as least-squares analysis, Bayesian inference, and penalized likelihood to protein sequence data.
Comments Divergence occurred with arisal of photosynthetic prokaryotic endosymbiont, the plastid 1500-1600Mya.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105204